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, the dow gained three-quarters of a percent, and so did the nasdaq. the obama administration announced new rules today for contraceptive coverage under the affordable care act. faith-based non-profits, like hospitals and universities, would be allowed to issue health insurance without providing coverage for contraceptives. however, employees and students would be able to obtain a separate policy at no cost to the employer. more than 45 federal lawsuits have been filed challenging the contraceptive coverage requirement, claiming the mandate violates religious beliefs. protesters across egypt defied curfews to chant against the rule of egyptian president mohammed morsi. the protests cap a week of political rioting that left up to 60 people dead. and tonight, some of the protests reached the doorstep of the president in cairo. demonstrators hurled objects, including firebombs, over the wall of the presidential palace. morsi was not inside. opposition parties called the protests in an attempt to win concessions from the president. in pakistan, a suicide bomber attacked a shiite mosque, killing
in tomorrow. >>> ladies, listen up. it may soon be time to register for a military draft. the obama decision to allow people into combat open the doors for females to be called into duty. we didn't have a draft and no plans for one any time soon. but men ages 18 to 24 are required to register for selective services. and legal experts say women may soon have to sign up as well. >> one of the world's most popular furniture makers has been las sews into europe's scandal. investigators in the check republic found traces of horse meat in ikea's frozen meat balls. they have been pulled off the shelves in europe. company officials say there's no cause for concern here in the u.s. but horse meat has been found in products labeled as beef in at least four countries. >>> after the break, how those automatic spending cuts could impact maryland, virginia, and d.c. >>> we are now just four days away until those $85 billion in automatic spending cuts kick in. the white house released a breakdown on how they say each side will be affected. joining us now is david jackson. he's live in northwest. david, th
viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: fresh from addressing the nation, president obama opened a new campaign today to sell his second-term economic plan. in turn, republicans dismissed most of his ideas as the failed policies of the past. the president flew south today, going directly to voters with his ideas for creating jobs and boosting the middle class. the post state of the union tour began in asheville, north carolina, at a plant that makes heavy-duty engines. he picked up where he had left off with his message the night before. >> our job as americans is to restore that basic bargain that says if you work hard, if you're willing to meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead. ( applause ) you can get ahead. doesn't matter what you look like, doesn't matter where you come from. our middle class, when it's growing, when it's thriving, when there are ladders of opportunity for people to do a little bit better each year and make sure that their kids are doing even better than them, that's the american dream. that's what we gotta fight for. that has to be the north star that gui
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: president obama pushed for a hike in the minimum wage as he toured a north carolina factory, one part of the second term agenda he laid out last night in his state of the union address. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: a i'meffrey brown. onthe "newshour" tonight, we assess the merits of the president's plan to increase prosperity for working class americans. >> woodruff: then, we get the latest on the fiery end to the manhunt for a former los angeles police officer and the investigation into homicides he's accused of committing. >> brown: we take a second look at a story about programs in chicago targeting high-risk, low-income students long before they get to kindergarten. >> i don't think we understood how much of a barrier deep, deep poverty is in terms of engaging families and creating opportunities for children. >> woodruff: and margaret warner examines the calls for action on immigration reform, coming from both sides of capitol hill. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major fund
, margaret warner looks at today's summit between president obama and japanese prime minister abe, where japan's tensions with china were very much in the forefront. >> suarez: our week long focus on guns, "after newtown" wraps up tonight with a report from chicago on the public health crisis in the city in the wake of rising gun violence. >> the people who come in after having been shot are some of the highest risk folks. these are people who have been shot, who may have been shot before, and really without some intervention, without some life- changing moment, the trajectory's either going to be jail or death. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> suarez: and, as a magistrate grants oscar pistorius bail, we talk to charlayne hunter gault about how his arrest has focused attention on the unusually high rate of violence against women in south africa. >> domestic violence is shot through the entire society from the highest of the highed in socioeconomic terms to the lowest of the low. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding
: with just a week left before automatic spending cuts are set to begin, the obama administration stepped up pressure on republicans in congress today. the latest warnings came over the potential impact that furloughs would have on air travel, starting in april. transportation secretary ray lahood said travelers could face new delays of 90 minutes at major airports in chicago, new york and san francisco. more than 100 air control towers at smaller airports could be closed, lahood said. airlines likely would cancel flights. and congress, he said, would hear of the fallout. >> it's not only the impact on the passengers, it's the impact that it has on airports, control towers, people who work there, airports. and their phones are going to start ringing. why does this have to happen? nobody likes a delay. nobody likes waiting in line. none of us do. if we can't get our hamburger within five minutes, if we can't get on the plane within 30, 40, 50 minutes after going through, you know what happens. they start calling their member of congress. >> suarez: more now on these latest warnings, the repub
of the national institutes of health, walks us through president obama's call for a ten-year initiative to map the human brain. >> woodruff: plus, jeffrey brown reports on an archaeological find in the orkney islands off scotland that may provide new insight into religious practices in the neolithic age. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: it was the starkest statement yet on the possible effect of automatic federal budget cuts, due to begin in nine days, on march first. defense secretary leon panetta notified his entire civilian work force that employees could be sent home without pay. the warning was aimed at defense department workers at the pentagon and around the world. secretary panetta sent them a written message, as he left for a nato defense ministers meeting in brussels
affected. domestic spending will absorb the other half of the $85 billion in mandatory cuts. the obama administration has warned that, among other things: 70,000 students would be removed from head start; air travel would be slowed as air traffic controllers are furloughed and benefits for the long-term unemployed could be reduced. but "roll call's" dennis says the cuts would not all happen at once. >> you are going to start seeing a lot of what the white house has been talking about has been basically some what vague. they say some people will lose access to child care benefits. thousands of parents are going to lose their child care benefits for example. or get kicked off of head start. well that is not going to happen on march 1. or even march 15. >> woodruff: some republicans charge the obama administration is exaggerating the potential effects. both the house and senate are out of session until next week. they'll return just days before the march first deadline. for more on the sequestration and what it means for the u.s. military. i'm joined by deputy secretary of defense ashton
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